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The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity

Jay Geller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233618
eISBN:
9780823241781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233618.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This work rummages among the responses to the unresolved question of whether and how Judentum (Judaism, Jewry, Jewishness) could be integrated into Germanophone societies between the Enlightenment ... More


Introduction: Toward a Physiognomic Epidemiology of the Fetishized Jew

Jay Geller

in The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233618
eISBN:
9780823241781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233618.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter introduces terminology and methods that will be used throughout this study. It offers working definitions of Judentum, antisemitism, Jewish-identified individuals, fetish, modernity, and ... More


From Rags to Risches: On Marx's Other Jewish Question

Jay Geller

in The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233618
eISBN:
9780823241781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233618.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter demonstrates how the role of Judentum in Karl Marx's work cannot be limited to its few explicit discussions such as in “On the Jewish Question.” Though Marx did not self-identify as a ... More


A Future without Jews: Max Nordau's Pre-Zionist Answer to the Other Jewish Question

Jay Geller

in The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233618
eISBN:
9780823241781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233618.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyzes Max Nordau's best-selling works of 1880s liberal cultural criticism, Conventional Lies of Our Civilization and Paradoxes. Written a decade before his public self-identification ... More


Defamation, Discrimination, and Despoliation

Thomas J. Laub

in After the Fall: German Policy in Occupied France, 1940-1944

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199539321
eISBN:
9780191715808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539321.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History, European Modern History

At the start of the Occupation, both French and German agencies accepted the fundamental legitimacy of the so‐called Jewish Question (Judenfrage) and adopted anti‐Semitic policies of defamation, ... More


A Silent Pogrom

Benjamin Nathans

in Beyond the Pale: The Jewish Encounter with Late Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520208308
eISBN:
9780520931299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208308.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter traces the genesis of the quotas and examines the way they fostered the emergence of separate Jewish student organizations as the “Jewish Question” insinuated itself into the academy. It ... More


Not Yet Marrano: Levinas, Derrida, and the Ontology of Being Jewish

Ethan Kleinberg

in The Trace of God: Derrida and Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262090
eISBN:
9780823266388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262090.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This essay explores the divergent though intertwined presentations of Jewish identity in the post World War Two philosophies of Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida. There is a temporal, geographical ... More


Lenin's Jewish Question

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300152104
eISBN:
9780300168600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300152104.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In this examination of Lenin's genealogical and political connections to East European Jews, the book reveals the broad cultural meanings of indisputable evidence that Lenin's maternal grandfather ... More


The Foreign Policies of an Uncertain People

Michael N. Barnett

in The Star and the Stripes: A History of the Foreign Policies of American Jews

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691165974
eISBN:
9781400880607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165974.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter argues that the future foreign policies of American Jews will depend on the future of American Jews, their identity, how they imagine themselves in relation to the particular and the ... More


Introduction

Ritchie Robertson

in The ‘Jewish Question’ in German Literature 1749–1939: Emancipation and its Discontents

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248889
eISBN:
9780191697784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248889.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The ‘Jewish Question’, the problem concerning the position of Jews in Germany and Austria, was widely discussed from the 1770s onwards. Emancipation culminated in 1871 with the bestowal of equal ... More


Sacred Interests: The United States and the Islamic World, 1821-1921

Karine Walther

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625393
eISBN:
9781469625416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625393.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as Americans increasingly came into contact with the Islamic world, U.S. diplomatic, cultural, political, and religious beliefs about Islam ... More


Von Galen and the Jews

Beth A. Griech-Polelle

in Bishop von Galen: German Catholicism and National Socialism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092233
eISBN:
9780300131970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092233.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter talks about the relationship von Galen had with the Jews through the years before, during, and after the Second World War. It first considers the plausible explanations why the leaders ... More


Sacred Convictions, 1939–44

James Mace Ward

in Priest, Politician, Collaborator: Jozef Tiso and the Making of Fascist Slovakia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449888
eISBN:
9780801468131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449888.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on Tiso's complicity in the Holocaust. The genocide and the related power struggle with the Slovak radicals provide the best view of the limits of Tiso's presidential power and ... More


Spreading Empire and Civilization in Morocco, 1878–1906

Karine V. Walther

in Sacred Interests: The United States and the Islamic World, 1821-1921

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625393
eISBN:
9781469625416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625393.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 4 begins in 1878 with American intercessions on behalf of Moroccan Jews during two international conferences, the Madrid Conference of 1880 and the Algeciras Conference of 1906. At the Madrid ... More


“Should We Change Our Stance toward Zionism?” (1918)

Herts Burgin

in Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757437
eISBN:
9780814763469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.003.0056
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter argues that socialism and Zionism could not be reconciled, in response to the 1917 Balfour Declaration in support of a Jewish homeland. In this chapter, Herts Burgin, veteran journalist ... More


Jewish American Activism in the Ottoman Empire and Morocco, 1840–1878

Karine V. Walther

in Sacred Interests: The United States and the Islamic World, 1821-1921

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625393
eISBN:
9781469625416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625393.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 3 analyzes American Jewish activism to help their persecuted brethren during the 1840 Damascus Affair where accusations of a blood libel against Syrian subjects led to an international call ... More


Introduction

Michael N. Barnett

in The Star and the Stripes: A History of the Foreign Policies of American Jews

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691165974
eISBN:
9781400880607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165974.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book immerses itself in the history of American Jews and traces how the American experience shaped the identity of ... More


Epilogue

Derek J. Penslar

in Shylock's Children: Economics and Jewish Identity in Modern Europe

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225909
eISBN:
9780520925847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225909.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter talks about the massacre of two-thirds of European Jewry in the Holocaust, which, combined with the economic modernization of postwar Europe, has eliminated the Jews from their previous ... More


In the East-West Salon

Gareth Dale

in Karl Polanyi: A Life on the Left

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231176088
eISBN:
9780231541480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176088.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In which Polanyi's extraordinary family is introduced, and we learn of his relationship to his Jewish heritage, the Hungarian nation, and the radical Budapest counterculture.


The Cosmopolitan and the National

Michael N. Barnett

in The Star and the Stripes: A History of the Foreign Policies of American Jews

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691165974
eISBN:
9781400880607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165974.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter covers the period between World War II and 1967. In many ways 1948 was a decisive moment in the foreign policies of American Jews. This is the year that two different solutions to the ... More


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